The Teachers of Israel have The Book, BUT they are No Longer
… The People of the BOOK!
IF The SPIRITUALLY BLIND Nation of Israel Could READ the LITERAL Words of GOD in their Old Testament…..Then they would No Longer Be BLIND.
Yet The Almighty has chosen to blind the Nation of Israel for a time.
ISAIAH 6: 9 And he (GOD) said, “Yes, go, and say to this people, ‘Listen carefully, but do not understand. Watch closely, but learn nothing.’ 10 Harden the hearts of these people. Plug their ears and shut their eyes. That way, they will not see with their eyes, nor hear with their ears, nor understand with their hearts and turn to me for healing.”
There is a short story written by my favorite author Anonymous that made the rounds several years ago, it has become very special to me. It goes like this:
“A Jewish father was concerned about his son who was about a year away from his Bar Mitzvah but was sorely lacking in his knowledge of the Jewish faith. To remedy this he sent his son to Israel to experience his heritage. A year later the young man returned home.
“Father, thank you for sending me to the land of our Fathers,” the son said. “It was wonderful and enlightening, however, I must confess that while in Israel I converted to Christianity.”
“OY VEY,” replied the father, “what have I done.” So in the tradition of the PATRIARCH’S, he went to his Best Friend and sought his advice and solace. “It is amazing that you should come to me,” stated his friend. “I too sent my son to Israel and he returned a Christian.”
So in the tradition of the patriarchs, they went to the RABBI. “It is amazing that you should come to me,” stated the Rabbi, “I too sent my son to Israel and he returned a Christian. What is happening to our sons? Brothers, we must take this to the Lord,” said the Rabbi.
They fell to their knees and began to WAIL and Pour Out their HEARTS to the ALMIGHTY. As they prayed the clouds above opened and a Mighty Voice stated…
“Amazing that you should come to ME. I, too, sent MY SON to Israel……”
When JESUS Walked this Earth, people called HIM by HIS HEBREW NAME… YESHUA.